Māori health promotion agency Hāpai Te Hauora is calling out some large New Zealand firms for helping big tobacco make a grab for the vaping market. National tobacco control advocacy manager Mihi Blair says delays in the Government developing regulations means vaping is being promoted by some vendors as a replacement for smoking rather than a way to quit. While most New Zealand vaping companies are passionate about helping people break their addiction to cigarettes, big tobacco is pushing its alternative tobacco products into Māori communities. "So we are seeing a big change in the tobacco market but we also need to call out big companies like Pak'n'Save and BP who are accepting these products from big tobacco. They are the ones pushing big tobacco (..)"